District Councillor, Nigel Legg, reports on 11 April 2020:
There have been no recent formal Council meetings at South Norfolk. The Council is currently being run by an Emergency Committee.
There have been proposals as to how certain Statutory functions of the Council might operate during the present crisis. It is proposed that the DMC [aka Planning Committee] will reduce to five members. Meetings will take place via Skype or similar. They will be time limited. For this reason there may be fortnightly meetings. Outside speakers such as PCs will be advised a week in advance of the meetings and will be given a specific time to speak.
The number of planning applications is broadly unchanged. The Council is anxious to promote the application process so as to encourage building work to resume.
The “call for sites” for the village clusters is complete. There have been some 350 expressions of interest. These have been scored. The next stages will be allocation and then consultation.
Calls to the Help Hub were being diverted via Norfolk County Council. This has changed so that calls are now answered by SNC staff. The number is 01508 533933.